“I loved the spark of uniqueness that I felt from the moment I arrived at Trent for the first time, and the community feeling that I got from everyone I met there.”
Nikisha Thapar is graduating from Trent this spring with a degree in Gender and Social Justice and will be continuing her education in the fall at Western University, where she has accepted a significant scholarship to law school.
“After receiving multiple offers from Ontario law schools, I ultimately decided to accept Western Law’s offer, as the recipient of their prestigious Dean of Law Scholarship worth $20,000,” shares Nikisha. “I’m so excited to start this new chapter in my life!”
Over her three years at Trent, Nikisha took her experience beyond the lecture hall and got involved on campus, becoming an active leader in Trent’s collegiate community as a member of Gzowski College.
“The time I spent giving back to the Trent community has been a true highlight of my undergraduate career,” recalls Nikisha. “Not only have I made so many memories and met so many amazing people through working with groups like Gzowski Cabinet and the TCSA, but my time as a Rebound guide has led me to connect with students in such a deep way that I feel is truly symbolic of the close-knit Trent spirit.”
Advice for future Trent grads
For students considering Trent, Nikisha has a simple message: take advantage of what Trent has to offer.
“Trent is such an amazing place to grow and find yourself,” explains Nikisha. “I hope that future students will continue to thrive in and nurture the caring community Trent has to offer, and to take advantage of the many opportunities to learn more about the world that are around here every day.”
Learn more about Gender and Social Justice at Trent.